Cyber Safety Advice for Parents Blog

A Kerry National School has banned 6th class students access to digital devices. All parents should now follow their lead.

 

Blennerville National School

 

This week, it was revealed that Blennerville National School, near Tralee in Co Kerry, agreed with parents in the school, that it was time to put a ban on digital device access for students. There had been a number of incidents revolving around the access and sharing of inappropriate content and Cyberbullying. The ban on devices at home, is an 11-week pilot programme. What we would describe as a Digital Detox, only for the children in sixth class. This decision is similar to one we have been promoting in National Schools for some time now that children should never be given a ‘Smartphone’. We had been anxiously waiting to see a community who would come together and formulate a plan such as this in Ireland. A first step on this path has been publicly taken by a school and parents. We would hope that all parents would look with great interest upon it, and follow-up and try this themselves.

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Useful Links

 

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Here is a list of some of the best sites we have encountered which promote Online Safety for Parents and Children

 

WEBWISE                         www.webwise.ie

INTERNET MATTERS      www.internetmatters.org

BARNADOS                       https://www.barnardos.ie/

CHILDLINE                       https://www.childline.ie/

ISPCC                                  https://www.ispcc.ie/

TeenLine                           http://www.teenline.ie/

 

 

CONTENT FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN AGED 5 -7

Think You Know              www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/

 

 

CONTENT FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN AGED 8 – 10

Think You Know              https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/

 

 

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